Yarmouth Police launch new 911 emergency call receiving technology

YARMOUTH –The Yarmouth Police Department has become one of the few agencies in the Commonwealth to have the ability to directly receive and answer emergency 911 wireless telephone calls.

Barnstable also began implementation of the equipment earlier this month.

In the past, wireless calls would all go to the Massachusetts State Police in Framingham and then needed to be transferred.

Now, all wireless calls that occur in Yarmouth – except those coming from Route 6 which will go to the State Police – will come directly to Yarmouth Police Department Public Safety Answering Point Dispatch Center.

Officials said the change will allow them to send help quicker, safer, and more efficiently.



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